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English translation: "rustic furnishings"

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15:07 Sep 20, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: mobilier rupestre
The text is describing a hotel room and says that it has "mobilier rupestre."

Is this rupestrian furniture or rock furniture? Is it the same thing? If so, what is rock furniture?
clare
English translation:"rustic furnishings"
Explanation:
is a common phrase in the North American hotel and interior decoration business, referring to simple, un-ornamented and functional chairs, tables, cupboards, and so on -- a style common in the western states and provinces.
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Heathcliff
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Summary of answers provided
nacountry-styleGrace Kenny
narustic, quaint furniture, or bedroom set (or more accurately primitive furniture)Louise Atfield
na"rustic furnishings"Heathcliff
narupestrian. Ever heard of rough-hewn picnic tables and
Parrot


  

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17 mins
rupestrian. Ever heard of rough-hewn picnic tables and


Explanation:
the like? Or French stone cooking (pierrades). Maybe the word "furniture" is misleading, as this furnishes no enclosure, but they also have "mobilier urbain" (WCs, garbage cans, etc.) City furnishings. Use your imagination!

Parrot
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42 mins
"rustic furnishings"


Explanation:
is a common phrase in the North American hotel and interior decoration business, referring to simple, un-ornamented and functional chairs, tables, cupboards, and so on -- a style common in the western states and provinces.

Heathcliff
United States
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PRO pts in pair: 953
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Many thanks to everyone for their help. Cheers.
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5 hrs
rustic, quaint furniture, or bedroom set (or more accurately primitive furniture)


Explanation:
When you use the word mobilier you are talking strictly about furniture (literally the things you can move about) or even, since this is a hotel room, you could narrow it down to bedroom set, although sometimes hotel rooms have more than just a bedroom set...

I personally would use the words "rustic furniture" even though it is not strictly the same as "rupestre".

Louise Atfield
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19 hrs
country-style


Explanation:
I like the other answers, but rustic sounds a bit pejorative, which I don't expect would be welcomed.

Something like "the rooms are fitted out in a country style" might do the trick.

Grace Kenny
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